Discount Drug Mart is Now the Exclusive Retail Outlet to Buy Tickets to All Quicken Loans Arena Events

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Cleveland, OH - October 16, 2009 - Discount Drug Mart’s 58 northern Ohio locations have been named the new, exclusive full-service retail outlet to sell tickets to all Quicken Loans Arena events, which includes the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers, AHL Lake Erie Monsters, concerts, family shows and more. The partnership with the Ohio-based drug store chain was announced by Len Komoroski, Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena president.

“Providing convenience and superior customer service was a primary requirement in the search for the perfect retail partner for our ticket buyers, and that’s exactly what has been the foundation of Discount Drug Mart’s success for 40 years,” said Komoroski. “We can both celebrate our 40th seasons together now.”

Beginning today, the public can now purchase tickets at the Discount Drug Mart locations with cash or credit using the user-friendly touch-screen technology that will also allow them to select their own seats. In addition to the convenience of 58 neighborhood locations throughout northern Ohio, Discount Drug Mart is open 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. seven days a week, 365 days a year.

“Quicken Loans Arena offers the region’s most dynamic selection of sports and entertainment events,” said Discount Drug Mart COO, Doug Boodjeh. “Adding tickets to Cavaliers and Monsters games, along with concerts and other great shows at The Q to our one-stop shopping inventory, is very exciting for us and our customers.”

On October 1st Quicken Loans Arena launched a new way to buy tickets, announcing that the public would no longer purchase tickets to events through Ticketmaster.

Tickets to all Quicken Loans Arena events can now be purchased by:
Phone: 1-888-894-9424
Online: theQarena.com

In Person: Discount Drug Mart’s 58 northern Ohio locations*; and the Quicken Loans Arena Box Office for both cash and credit card purchases
*For a complete list of Discount Drug Mart locations, visit www.discount-drugmart.com.

“We are pleased to welcome Discount Drug Mart to the Quicken Loans Arena family and are thrilled to have them as a partner in a way that delivers value and convenience for the fans. Our local and regional partnerships are central to our operating philosophy and this new partnership is a great example. Thanks to all the Discount Drug Mart team members who will help make this partnership a successful one.” said Cavaliers majority owner, Dan Gilbert.

In addition to tickets for the 2009-10 Cavaliers and Lake Erie Monsters seasons, tickets for these upcoming Quicken Loans Arena events are now on sale: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (Nov. 10); Star Wars In Concert (Dec. 3); and Trans Siberian Orchestra (Dec. 19-20). Visit theQarena.com to purchase tickets and to see a complete event schedule.

*Special note: Tickets for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (Oct. 21-26) can still be purchased at Ticketmaster.com.